Grant Opportunities

May 9, 2018

Innovative Approaches to Literacy
DEADLINE: May 18, 2018
Supports high-quality programs designed to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade in high-need local educational agencies (high-need LEAs) and schools. Promotes innovative literacy programs that support the development of literacy skills in low-income communities, including programs that develop and enhance effective school library programs, which may include providing professional development for school librarians, books, and up-to-date materials to high-need schools.

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education
DEADLINE: May 31, 2018
Want to attend a conference or workshop to build your library skills? Take an online course? Start working toward that library media specialist endorsement or master’s degree in library science? Funds are available to those working or volunteering in Wyoming libraries through the Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education. Applications are accepted six times during the year. The next deadline is May 31 for continuing education events starting no earlier than July 1.

EXCITE Transformation for Libraries: Library Team Recruitment
DEADLINE: June 14, 2018
Free tuition for IMLS-funded intensive team-based experiential learning program that will teach collaboration and innovation skills, result in programs and services that respond to community input and demonstrated needs, lead to cultural change at libraries, and sustain project impact through extended training. Value of training is $4,400 per person. Each team also eligible for $2,000 in travel support plus grant funding up to $3,000 to enact a new program or service developed through this training.

Great Stories Club
DEADLINE: July 9, 2018
A literature-based reading and discussion program that gives underserved youth the opportunity to read, reflect, and share ideas on topics that resonate with them. Grantees will receive 11 paperback copies of up to four book selections, travel and accommodation expenses paid for one staff member to attend a project orientation workshop in Chicago, and programming materials, including discussion guides, related reading lists and promotional resources. Up to 150 grants will be awarded.

Mockingbird Foundation Music Grants
DEADLINE: August 1, 2018
The Mockingbird Foundation offers grants to nonprofit organizations and schools for projects and programs involving music education. Grants range in size from $100 to $10,000.

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